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Personal Profile

Stacey Gilman is an experienced civil litigator whose practice focuses on business litigation, intellectual property, professional liability, consumer, and other complex commercial matters. For more than twenty-five years, she has successfully represented clients in complex and high-profile disputes, including trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, restrictive covenant, cybersquatting, advertising, unfair competition and class action matters, just to name a few.  Recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by her peers and selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation for her extraordinary leadership in the legal profession, Stacey has extensive trial and arbitration experience in state, federal and international tribunals. Stacey also serves as an arbitrator, and is a member of the American Arbitration Association® National Roster of Arbitrators.

Whether Stacey’s client is a Fortune 500 company, a small business, or an individual, Stacey personifies Berkowitz Oliver’s people-first philosophy by staying accessible and prioritizing her clients’ goals at every juncture. Her longstanding relationships with clients who routinely turn to her not only as trial counsel but also for day-to-day and pre-suit legal advice, are a testament to the care and consideration she gives every case entrusted to her.

A former newspaper editor, Stacey continues to publish work on intellectual property, the Freedom of Information Act, and notable developments in the law. She also dedicates her time to several non-profit organizations benefitting children’s causes, the homeless, and the community at large; and serves as a frequent lecturer at the University of Kansas School of Business.



Key Matters

  • Represented a Fortune 500 company in Lanham Act litigation concerning national ad campaigns by one of the client’s largest competitors.
  • Represented multinational companies in ongoing strategic monitoring and litigation matters regarding trademark and advertising issues, as well as WIPO domain name arbitrations.
  • Represented “Big Four” accounting firms, CPAs, tax professionals and other financial service providers in numerous disputes ranging from multimillion-dollar contract and tort claims to professional liability arbitrations.
  • Represented inventors in connection with theft of intellectual property by one of the world’s largest consumer products companies.
  • Represented a publicly-traded company with multibillion-dollar annual sales in class-action antitrust litigation.
  • Represented a global family of insurance companies in federal and state lawsuits ranging from coverage to tort, contract and complex business actions.
  • Represented internet service provider in celebrity right of publicity and trademark suit.
  • Represented national broker/dealers, financial advisers and individual brokers in sales practice arbitrations, lawsuits and regulatory matters.


  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1996), cum laude
    • Associate Editor, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review
    • Campbell Moot Court
  • University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., 1993), magna cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Golden Key International Honour Society

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court-Southern District of Callifornia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Bar Jurisdictions

  • California, 1996
  • Missouri, 2004
  • Kansas, 2005

Professional Memberships/Community Involvement

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City
  • Spofford Home/Cornerstones of Care
  • ScrapsKC
  • National Charity League
  • Morning Glory Ministries
  • American Arbitration Association® National Roster of Arbitrators
  • Black Law Students Association

Publications & Presentations


  • Missouri & Kansas “Super Lawyer”
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Appointed by the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri to Merit Selection Panel for Magistrate Judge Vacancy